Uncategorised Archives - Extinction Rebellion UK


XR scientist walking for climate change… in a mask and snorkel

West Norfolk resident and climate activist Dr Charlie Gardner is setting off on Sunday (24 September) to walk 180 miles from Cambridge to Norwich… almost entirely on land that is threatened by rising sea levels. The walk, which will last 15 days, to the 8 October, will take Dr Gardner from Cambridge through the Fens…

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Are you okay with this?

REBEL FOR TRUTH has kicked off for real. Extinction Rebellion’s brand new campaign for Autumn 2023 focuses on the political, corporate and media liars and the lies they tell, demanding that they accept the scientific truth about the accelerating climate and ecological crisis – and start acting urgently like it’s real. And we burst into…

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Over 100 protests

This year has been one of constant climate catastrophes. Instead of shrugging our shoulders and looking the other way, XR rebels have been taking action. There have been over 100 protests and actions across the UK since The Big One. Below are just a few. Rebels from XR Cymru/Wales and XR UK blocked the Ffos-y-Fran…

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High Tide for Coal Crime: Extinction Rebellion’s Pink Boat Drops Anchor on UK’s Biggest Illegal Mine

XR's world-famous pink boat sailed back into action today and shut down the UK's largest coal mine. The mine company has been operating illegally since September when its licence expired. 300,000 tonnes of coal would have been mined by the end of May without any attempt to stop it, at a cost to the climate of almost a million tonnes of CO2. A number of activists locked themselves to the boat despite facing the threat of up to 51 weeks in jail. The occupation is ongoing and activists are encouraging people to join them on Saturday as part of the March On The Mine event.

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This morning, Extinction Rebellion and new allies from almost 200 leading environmental and social justice groups delivered two fresh demands to the government during a press conference - and set a deadline of seven days for Ministers to enter into negotiations about how they will plan to deliver them.

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Extinction Rebellion vs Barclays: Crown Court trial begins Tuesday

Seven women charged with just over £114k worth of criminal damage at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf in April 2021 are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court for a jury trial beginning on Tuesday November 22nd. If found guilty the women face potential sentences of up to four years in prison.

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VIDEO: Global Perspectives on Citizens’ Assemblies

This discussion with Daze Aghaji, Carne Ross and Jamie Kelsey Fry aims to add to the conversation about citizens’ assemblies, as well as deliberative and participatory democracy more broadly. Our speakers have hands on experience of deliberative democracy in practice and they come to the conversation with global and internationalist perspectives. 

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XR UK position on Strike Action

The cost of living crisis is escalating week on week, the movement to refuse to pay energy bills is gaining momentum and workers from an increasing range of industries are voting to take strike action for livable wages and secure jobs. Railway and tube staff, bus drivers, communications workers,…

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